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FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 and the league's challenge these days is growth and not survival, an upward trajectory that will be boosted when the U.S. co-hosts the World Cup in 2026. MLS has doubled in size to 24 teams under Garber's leadership, plays primarily in soccer specific stadiums and maintains an average attendance among the top 10 soccer leagues in the world. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, file)
August 01, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office. "When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, and the league's challenge these days is growth, an...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 01, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Wheeler tossed seven innings of four-hit ball, Robinson Canó drove in two runs with a homer and double and the New York Mets beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Thursday for their seventh straight win. Wilson Ramos also drove in a run as the Mets completed a three-game sweep of...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:33 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Panthers have added a familiar face to the roster, signing safety Tre Boston to a one-year contract. Boston didn't participate in the team's morning practice on Thursday at Wofford College, but he's expected to join the team later in the day. The five-year NFL veteran...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Englewood, Colo. Denver’s new coach, Vic Fangio, will start three O-linemen in the Hall of Fame game who could be in the opening-day lineup: left tackle Garett Bolles, rookie left guard Dalton Risner and center Connor McGovern. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:04 am
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the first preseason NFL game, which means most starters get to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, then watch the youngsters go at it. So if you're looking for any likely regulars on the field Thursday night for the Falcons and Broncos, focus on the offensive lines. Denver...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, is congratulated by Willy Adames (1) after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 01, 2019 - 12:27 am
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier felt he had something to prove to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he played in two games while working his way back from a left thumb sprain. It took him all of one pitch. "I'm sure they're thinking, 'Man, where was this a couple days ago?'" Kiermaier said, smiling,...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
July 31, 2019 - 11:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Samardzija saved a depleted bullpen. The right-hander tossed three-hit ball over six scoreless innings, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Kevin Pillar homered in a five-run fifth and the short-handed San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Wednesday night...
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Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 31, 2019 - 10:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Roberto Pérez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and the Cleveland Indians capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros, who added another ace before the trade deadline. Perez hit a three-run homer in the...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Cleveland. The Indians bulked up for the playoff race by trading temperamental starter Trevor Bauer before the deadline to Cincinnati in a three-team deal they hope can help them run down the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland, which trails the AL Central by three games but leads the wild-card race, sent Bauer to the Reds for slugger Yasiel Puig and left-hander Scott Moss. The Indians also acquired outfielder Franmil Reyes, lefty Logan Allen and infield prospect Victor Nova from the San Diego Padres, who acquired outfielder Taylor Trammel from the Reds. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 31, 2019 - 10:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians added some power — and a little punch — for their playoff push. Still chasing the homer-happy Minnesota Twins in the AL Central, Cleveland traded temperamental starter Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in a three-team deal that landed the Indians two big...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2019 - 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The most stunning deal done at this year's trade deadline didn't come together until the final 20 minutes, and the result is a starting rotation that's sure to be long remembered. The Houston Astros acquired ace Zack Greinke on Wednesday, adding another All-Star and Cy Young Award...
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luke Jackson throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 11-8. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 31, 2019 - 7:59 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With a second straight trip to the playoffs firmly in their sights, the Atlanta Braves had plenty of options for improving their roster at the trade deadline. They could've pursued a position player to replace the injured Nick Markakis. Another starting pitcher would've fit nicely in...
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